Welcome to the Provost's office!
I can say with great enthusiasm that the University of Missouri is a wonderful university in an ideal college-town setting. We enjoy a vibrant campus community, a very committed and high-achieving student body, an exciting research agenda, and a kind of community engagement that is just what land-grant universities are supposed to be about.
The MU campus has a wide variety of strong assets that position the University uniquely in higher education and in the world of research. Our preeminent School of Journalism is not only one of the great schools in the field, but it is aggressively interdisciplinary in its programming, thus involving much of the campus in its work. MU's research nuclear reactor is the largest on a university campus and works closely with many units as diverse as Archaeology, Radiology, Radiochemistry, and Nanomaterials groups in Engineering and elsewhere. Our writing programs cut across the entire campus, ranging from the Campus Writing Program (a national model) to high-profile Creative Writing and Writing for Performance programs and the highly respected literary journal, The Missouri Review. The unusual mix of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, and Animal Sciences on one campus poses unique opportunities in the field of Comparative Medicine. I could go on and on. And all of this takes place on a campus of great physical beauty and tradition. The point is this: MU is an exciting land-grant, AAU university like no other.
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Brian L. Foster